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Crimson Sweet Watermelon

Crimson Sweet Watermelons

Crimson Sweet Watermelons

Crimson Sweet Watermelons

Crimson Sweet Watermelons

Crimson Sweet, a very sweet watermelon with high sugar content, is a large, elongated picnic watermelon that grows to 12 inches long. It has a thick, hard rind that is light green with darker green stripes. This one is also a commercial favorite that ships and stores well.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.3 to 6.5

Hardiness Zones

  • not frost hardy

Spacing

  • Vines need 6 to 8 feet of space

Moisture

  • Water deeply 1 to 2 inches per week
  • keep soil moist but not waterlogged

Notes

  • AAS, AN, F (disease resistant)
  • 80 to 97 days to harvest
  • Open-pollinated
  • Seeded
  • Flesh is bright red and firm
  • Weighs 15 to 25 lbs.

Have you grown Crimson Sweet watermelons? If so, tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.

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